Pools and hot tubs collect a range of debris, such as leaves, insects, twigs, and even small animals. Debris is more than a cosmetic problem; if left to accumulate, it can damage the hot tub, pool, and equipment. As debris gathers in your pool it increases the growth of algae and bacteria and can buildup enough to clog the filtration system. By spending just 10-45 minutes during the week, you can maintain your hot tub or pool between Blue Chip Pool Service visits to keep it in ideal condition.
Collect Your Equipment
A few basic tools are all you need to complete weekly maintenance. These tools include a skimmer or pool net, a nylon pool brush, and a vacuum, which can be either a pole vacuum or a robot model.
Skim the Surface
Use your skimmer or pool net a couple times a week to collect debris from the surface of the water. This simple action prevents debris from accumulating or sinking to the bottom where it is more difficult to remove and is an important part of keeping your pool clean. Many people skim before or after using their pool or hot tub.
Brush the Walls
Scrubbing the walls and floor weekly with a nylon brush removes debris and algae spores from the walls and steps. Use your brush before vacuuming, and keep the pump running while you work. Brush from the top of the tile to the floor in straight lines with a steady motion. Work around the pool or hot tub brushing the walls and steps, then finish with the floor and brush toward the drain.
Vacuum the Interior
Vacuum in the same slow, steady pattern that you used when brushing and move around your pool or hot tub in a similar manner, cleaning the walls, steps, and floor. This step should be performed a couple times a week; of course, if you have a robotic model, then it will do the work for you.
Check the Equipment
Empty the pump baskets and skimmer after cleaning, and check the filter and filter pressure to determine if a backwash or cartridge cleaning is necessary.
Weekly maintenance helps your pool or hot tub stay clean and healthy, as well as look inviting. If there has been recent storm activity, it is a good idea to perform an extra cleaning to quickly remove debris that blew in during the storm.
We understand that life can get busy, so if you need someone to keep your pool clean and free of debris contact Blue Chip Pool Service. We have cleaned and maintained South Florida pools for over 10 years. Your first cleaning is free!